A few weeks ago I purchased the book , Image Transfer Workshop: Mixed-Media Techniques for Successful Transfers. Not until a few days ago did I decide to experiment with one of the image transfer techniques. I decided to do an inkjet image transfer.
The Inkjet Image Transfer Process
1. I photo enhanced the vintage photo in Photoshop.
2. Then printed the image on glossy photo paper.
3. Before the ink could really dry. I sprayed the photo with water.
4. And turn the image over onto tea stained rice paper.
5. I rubbed the back of the image with medium pressure.
6. I gently removed the image and with amazement the image was transferred.
I wanted to see how many times I could actually transfer the image. I resprayed the image with water and did steps 4-6 again. I was able to get three good copies from the image. In the picture above you are able to see a second attempt with the same image. Pretty good for the price of one sheet of glossy photo paper. Image the different options with this technique. Smaller images could be transferred on greeting cards, or even backgrounds images could be used to give flat collages more depth and texture.
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